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Virtual Legality Episode 212

No, Disney Doesn't Own Your Star Wars Tweets

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When one of the biggest media companies in the world suggests that using a certain hashtag on Twitter (#MayThe4th) results in that company receiving certain additional rights (and that Tweet becoming subject to their own terms of use), well, people pay attention.

But what did Disney actually say about their upcoming Star Wars promotion?

How does that mesh with the Twitter's own rights?

And what is a contract anyway?

May the Force (Majeure) be with you...in Virtual Legality.

#Disney #StarWars #Twitter


Discussed in this episode:

"By sharing your message with us using #MayThe4th, you agree to our use of the message and your account name in all media and our terms of use..."
Tweet - April 27, 2020 - Disney+ (@disneyplus)

Twitter Terms of Service
Updated January 1, 2020
https://twitter.com/en/tos

"English – Disney Terms of Use – United States"
Updated April 14, 2020
https://disneytermsofuse.com/english/


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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